As the wedding industry downsizes to smaller celebrations amid the new normal, so does our search for the best intimate venues in the country continue. We’ve already curated a list of IG-worthy places you can book within and near Manila, but if you still want to pursue a destination wedding, how about getting hitched in the stunning tropical island province of Cebu?
Here are seven venues in Cebu that can accommodate your intimate wedding.
1. Chateau de Busay
Nestled in the hills of Cebu, Chateau de Busay is the ideal events venue for your nuptials if you’re planning a lush outdoor setting. The space stands on a 1.2 hectare estate and is named after the city’s “flower-growing locale,” which makes it even more perfect for your Pinterest-worthy garden wedding.
For booking and more information, you may send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their Facebook page.
Location: Lower Busay Nivel Hills, Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
2. Solea Mactan
While they do offer garden venues and function halls, we’d recommend Solea Mactan best for couples who want start their forever with a picturesque sunset wedding by the beach. Apart from their opportune location, the hotel promises flexible services attune to your needs, alongside special room rate offers for your wedding guests.
For booking and more information, send them an email at email@example.com, or visit their website here.
Location: Wahing Street , Brgy Alegria 6000 Cordova, Cebu
3. Be Resort Mactan
Situated in Mactan Island, this boutique resort, spanning 510 square meters, boasts of a private white-sand beach that can host the seaside nuptials of your dreams. They also have a poolside venue and a ballroom, however, your intimate get together might work best at the resort’s event planner-approved Deck lounge and restaurant.
For booking and more information, visit their website here, or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Punta Engano Road, Mactan Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
4. Raddison Blu Cebu
More than just a five-star business hotel, Raddison Blu can also be the home to your once in a lifetime event. They have two ballrooms that you can have designed to fit your smaller party, but if you’re keeping your guest list to less then twenty people, then consider booking their one of their stylish restaurants instead. As per Raddison’s site, they offer “premium perks to the happy couple, including a complimentary suite and a personalized reception menu.”
For more information, send them a message via their Facebook, or visit their official page.
Location: Serging Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
5. Waterfront Cebu
Here’s another luxury hotel to consider. The Waterfront Hotel and Casino has three intimate wedding packages that can accommodate 15 to 50 guests—just the right number for a contained but romantic celebration. Their venues include function halls such as their Arctic or Aegean Rooms, a restaurant setting at the Uno Annex, or an outdoor gathering at their Pool Gazebo, among others. If you need more convincing, FYI, the establishment was recognized in TripAdvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards, along with just five other Filipino hotels.
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Location: Salinas Dr, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
6. Shangri-La Mactan
If the name Shangri-La evokes an immediate “grand” image to you, think again. Similar to the other hotels and resorts on this list, the known luxury resort now offers intimate wedding packages so you can still tie the knot amid their tropical paradise. Whether you’re envisioning a garden wedding, or you’d rather say your vows in a gazebo by the seaside, you can be sure to find both options at Shangri-La Mactan. As for the reception, couples will be spoilt for choice between their glass-enclosed Ocean Pavilion for an indoor celebration, or their six other outdoor venues.
For booking and more information, you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website here.
Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu 6015
For those who want a historical touch to their wedding theme, Cebu’s Circa1900 might just be the place you’re looking for. The property is a collection of ancestral houses restored to become restaurants, piano bars, and event venues. With a dynamic menu that features both Filipino and international cuisine, this dining destination favored by the locals is sure to serve only the best meals at your reception.
For booking and more information, send them a message at their Facebook page or email them at email@example.com.
Location: Sanjercas Ville Ext Rd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
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